We are excited to announce the launch of Hesperian’s bilingual Amharic/English language hub, featuring bilingual navigation menus and the full-book PDF download of Helping Children Who Are Deaf in Amharic. Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia, is also spoken in the many countries around the world where Ethiopian immigrants and refugees have settled, including approximately 150,000 first generation immigrants in the United States.
We expect individuals and organizations to access Helping Children Who Are Deaf through this new language hub, and use it to set up and improve early childhood development programs and programs for deaf children and their families in Amharic speaking populations. Access to services increases and outcomes improve when new immigrants are provided with health materials and information in their own languages.
We need to increase the number of digital Amharic resources available in the hub! Help us today by making a donation, giving the gift of health (your gift will be matched through March!), buying Hesperian titles from our online bookstore, and by spreading the news about this important new resource!